Author: John Goodridge

Album of the Week: Brendan Maclean’s debut album And the Boyfriends (2019) has depth and soul

March 25, 2019

Brendan Maclean has had a varied career in film and music, from starring alongside Marcia Hines in the cabaret show Velvet in the 2015 Adelaide Fringe, to well known Triple J radio presenter for many years and to having his sexually explicit 2015 video to “House of Air” being banned by Youtube. So after several […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: Schuldfabrik is a sustainable system of upcycling guilt

March 19, 2019

One of the more obscure installations at this year’s Adelaide Fringe was the pop-up store, Self – Human Soap. Nestled away in King William Street in the CBD, it looks as inviting as any other high-end beauty store, but this store has a marked difference to the others. Schuldfabrik is a German word, where ‘schuld’ […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: Grand Finale is a joyous celebration of life and death

March 19, 2019

Israeli-born, London-based choreographer, Hofesh Shechter has had an impressive CV since 2007, when he released his critically acclaimed work “In your rooms”. Grand Finale is the first of his full-length works to be presented in Australia as part of the Adelaide Festival. The Hofesh Schechter Company is a diverse group of international dancers from eight […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Club Briefs closes out the Fringe with bang – Bonython Hall (17.03.19)

March 19, 2019

The Adelaide Fringe is over for another successful year and Club Briefs was the perfect way to celebrate the final evening. The Briefs Factory is an Australian creative collective who “manufacture, cultivate and present evocative, irreverent, physical performance”. Our MC for the night is Shivannah, who is sassy, loud and irreverent. Her costume changes between […]

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Photo Gallery: 360 Allstars shine at the Adelaide Fringe

March 17, 2019

There are 360 degrees in a circle and this performance is full of “all-round” “Allstars” (get it?). This show is fast paced and an enjoyable demonstration of bike riding, freestyle rapping, drumming, basketball tricks, cyr wheel and more. The music and lighting give extra energy to an already energised group of performers. The added bonus […]

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Adelaide Fringe review: Ambient Orchestra presents an Ambient Primer of Fripp / Eno, Laraaji and Satie – Elder Hall (15.03.19)

March 17, 2019

American Composer/Conductor Evan Ziporyn opened a two-night residency in Elder Hall with a world premiere featuring new arrangements of Fripp/Eno’s “Evening Star, Side A”; Laraaji’s “Dances From Day of Radiance” plus his own “Frog’s Eye” and an Ambient Orchestra arrangement of Satie‘s Gymnopedies. Ziporyn addresses the audience at the start of the show to explain […]

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Adelaide Festival Photo Gallery: Washington – Palais (15.03.19)

March 16, 2019

Megan Washington graced the floating Riverbank Palais on Friday night following a season which included Augie March, J Mascis, Sarah Blasco, and They Might Be Giants. Washington’s performance included a four string accompaniment for some of the songs, adding an ethereal feeling to an already magical space. There were crowd favorites and plenty of banter […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: Foehn is a light and airy puppet theatre

March 14, 2019

It would be a mistake to describe Foehn as a puppet show. Not because that is wrong, but because it is much more than that. French performance artist Phia Ménard became a juggler, performance artist and director of the Compagnie Non Nova in the 1990’s. She describes the movement of air as being present at […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Redhead Cabaret: Carrot Tops (+ bottoms) – Gluttony

March 12, 2019

The Redhead Cabaret is a company of red-haired performers with a mission to share all the energy and pizzaz that this genetic disposition boasts. So reads the manifesto to this late night cabaret. As the sold out crowd fills the tent, a schoolteacher with a whip and a boy in a g-string stand on stage […]

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Adelaide Fringe Hosts the Third Annual Donut Olympics in the Garden of Unearthly Delights (11.03.19)

March 11, 2019

In what has now become an annual tradition, Tom Flanagan of Donut Diner has presented the third Donut Olympics in the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Teams from Security, FOH, Box Office, event staff and even circus performers and Barbu pitted their skills for the dubious honour of Donut Champions. Events included a watermelon eating contest, […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Tim Ferguson is Living a Fast Life on Wheels – National Wine Centre until March 17

March 11, 2019

Tim Ferguson is probably best known as one of the members of the comedy trio Doug Anthony All Stars that were particularly popular on Australian television screens in the late 80’s. In this Adelaide Fringe performance, Ferguson chats to us about his life and times, including his diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis; “Why have just one […]

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Adelaide Festival Review: The Man With The Iron Neck – Dunstan Playhouse (08.03.19)

March 9, 2019

Note: this play includes references to self-harm and suicide. The topic of youth suicide, particularly within Indigenous communities has been part of recent conversations. Josh Bond and Ursula Yovich, the co-director and playwright of “Man with the Iron Neck” have this to say about the play: “We are overwhelmed everyday and it’s not because of […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Orbital + Severed Heads – RCC, Maths Lawns (03.02.19)

March 5, 2019

This year, the RCC in the Adelaide University has presented a bold and diverse range of acts for the Fringe and one of those has to be the combination of two iconic electronic musical acts, Orbital and Severed Heads. Held outdoors on the Maths Lawns, Severed Heads opened with an easy collection of beats and […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Pussy Riot present Riot Days – The Attic, RCC

March 4, 2019

The top floor of the now defunct Adelaide Uni Bar complex has been repurposed as a Fringe Venue. The Attic is an appropriate venue to present three of the original members of Pussy Riot in a reflection of their imprisonment in Russian jails. With six members of the collective, a type of punk rock opera […]

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Five things not to miss at the 2019 Adelaide Festival

February 23, 2019

The Adelaide Festival opens runs between the 1st and 17th March and there’s a full program which can make choosing what to see a daunting task. Here’s five suggestions that should help choosing easier. Opening night: National Geographic: Symphony for our world Elder park comes alive on Saturday 2nd March for this family-friendly free concert […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Matt Tarrant presents More Unsolved – Gluttony (until 10th March)

February 21, 2019

Adelaide born Matt Tarrant has made magic his career and it has served him well as the highest selling solo act of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe after many years of awards and a 2017 stint on Australian Survivor. This year Matt returns to the Fringe with a show called More Unsolved. The show opens with […]

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Photo Gallery: DZ Deathrays + Burnside Mums + Stabitha and the Knifey Wifeys – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide (16.02.19)

February 19, 2019

DZ Deathrays tore up the newly renovated Lion Arts Factory with some hard hitting performances from Adelaide bands Burnside Mums and Stabitha and the Knifey Wifeys. John Goodridge was there to bring these shots

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 4) ft Bishop Briggs, TOTO, Catfish and the Bottlemen & more – Lorne (31.12.18)

January 3, 2019

The final day of the Lorne Falls Festival heralded in the New Year with an energetic performance by Catfish and the Bottlemen. During the day Odette entranced with beautiful tunes, Bishop Briggs snarled and prowled and there was a huge sing-a-long with Toto‘s perennial hit song “Africa”. John Goodridge was there for the AU Review […]

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 3) ft Hilltop Hoods, Cub Sport and more – Lorne (30.12.18)

January 1, 2019

The third day of Falls Festival at Lorne ramped up the energy even more with plenty of home grown talent, including Ruel, Amy Shark, Jack River and culminating in crowd favorites Hilltop Hoods. Our photographer John Goodridge was there to capture these snaps    

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Photo Gallery: Falls Festival (Day 2) ft Anderson .Paak First Aid Kit and more – Lorne (29.12.18)

December 30, 2018

The second day of the Lorne Falls Festival was a beautiful day starting with the traditional Welcome to Country before launching into raucous sets by Amyl and the Sniffers,  West Thebarton and Slowly Slowly. Briggs, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and First Aid Kit all put on great performances on the Valley Stage. Anderson […]

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